NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

Articles

Her writing from prison on the plight of women who are forced into prostitution

October 25, marks the anniversary of Reyhaneh Jabbari's unjust execution. A young woman who bravely defended herself against rape,

Hejrat Moezi, a 27-year-old political opponent of the regime ruling Iran, has written in The World Post about the plight of her father, a political prisoner in Iran. Hejrat left Iran in early 2008 and currently resides in Camp Liberty, Iraq,

Shaqayeq Azimi is an aspiring, joyful girl of 22 with a full life ahead of her. She is also an Iranian dissident, committed to challenging the repressive theocracy that rules her home country.

By: Sara Hassani (PhD student in politics at The New School for Social Research)

When world leaders entered negotiations with Iran over a contentious nuclear deal, they were adamant that human rights would not factor in to their policy decisions.

Young women and girls are among the multitudes of people who sell their kidneys in Iran to overcome poverty due to unemployment and fulfill their desperate need for money, the Iranian state-run media reported recently.

The 2014 World Economic Forum published a report on the situation of women in the world containing an annual survey and a comparative study of equality between the two sexes in four areas of health, education, economy and politics.

Statistics issued by World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies, show an increase in the number of youths committing suiside. Daily rise in the rate of suicide in recent years led WHO to call September 10 as the "World Suicide Prevention Day". On this day, some countries consider some special ceremonies. (Website of Medecines sans frontiers, May 11, 2008)

By Nehad Ismail
"Face to Face with the Beast" in Khomeini's Prisons

Newsblaze - This is a book about Iranian women in the mullahs' prisons, as told by Ms Hengameh Haj Hassan.

By Brian Booker

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, two women were executed in Iran today at the infamous Qerchak Prison in Varamin. Executions in Iran appear to be on the upswing with 63 other people having been executed in recent days.

Demonstrations in the city of Mahabad took place in response to the death of a young girl, named Farinaz Khosravani, who killed herself to escape the rape attempt by an agent of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry.